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TMS Eelectromagnetic Computer Simulation Feasibility

Postby Bubbly123 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:59 am

Hello! We are two students trying to find a project to complete to take to a regional, then national (Canada-Wide Science Fair), and hopefully international science fair. After some discussion with expert 17eugenekim in the Life and Health Sciences Forum, we became intrigued with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). We were wondering if an expert from this forum could check out our project ideas in that forum, as well as the multiple questions we have asked in our topic, Potential Project Ideas (link to the topic: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=21592).

Additionally, we would appreciate guidance on what kind of programs can be used to create simulations online. We are intrigued and willing to create a computational model where we change variable values from the Biot-Savart Law and Maxwell Faraday equation (both related to TMS), and how that alters electromagnetic current on an individuals brain. Nonetheless, we think it may be necessary to simulate the coils of TMS themselves, without brain tissue simulations, unless it is possible to do so without advanced computing science knowledge. Furthermore, we would like to alter the TMS technology, specifically, to make it more compact, possibly more efficient, and less expensive. Nonetheless, we are lacking computer simulation programming knowledge. Are there any resources you would recommend to two students, one entering high-school (grade 10) and the other going into grade eleven, to learn and understand more advanced calculus relating to the Biot-Savart Law and Maxwell Faraday equation, as well as where to learn (and what to use) to code online simulations?

Is it possible to learn higher-level physics/calculus, how to code, and create a rather advanced simulation (of TMS, altering variable values from each equation) by January (as a regional fair is expected to occur in April and time is required for data collection from a simulation)?

We are not sure this is the exact project we wish to complete, and might turn back to a neuroscience-related (life sciences) experiment. Nonetheless, the idea we have mentioned above intrigues us and could be a potential direction we choose to go in with aid from an expert in the field of computing science.

Thank you in advance for your time!

Moderator note: It looks like the experts in the Physical Sciences forum might also be of help to you, so I've cross-posted this. Also, just to clarify your plans, I added "Computer" to the title! Hope this helps!

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